DAILY DEVOTION - MARCH 28
Listen to today's daily devotion on this video.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God . . . What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it . . . The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world . . . to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God . . . And the Word became flesh and lived among us . . . From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.”
(from John 1)
These beautiful words that begin the gospel of John are often recited during worship on Christmas Eve. But how good it is to be reminded of these promises of our faith today.
Jesus is life-giving. Jesus is life-changing, especially for those of us who trust him and center our lives in him. Jesus is life-promoting. As we are soon to recount during Holy Week, Jesus gave his life so that we might live with him through all eternity.
Jesus’ light and love shine victorious in every darkness, whether it be found in the cross on Calvary, or in the threat of a deadly virus, the despair of loneliness, or the exhaustion of worry. The darkness could not overcome the light and love of Jesus when he walked this earth, and it certainly cannot overcome Jesus now, as he sits at God’s right hand in the heavens.
The true light, the One who came to save and redeem us and our world, is still coming into our world. And from his fullness we will continue to receive grace upon grace. Thanks be to God.
Let us pray with our CPC sisters and brothers . . .
Jesus, it feels like there is so much darkness in our world today. Help us to notice signs of your light piercing this darkness, for we know that you are with us, seeking to help us in our every need. And with renewed spirits, help us to be your light-bearers to those around us. We make this prayer in your name, Lord. Amen.